3TEX Inc. (Rutherfordton, N.C.) has announced the addition of John R. (Jack) Williams, Jr. as general manager of the company’s newly consolidated commercial operation. Williams has more than 20 years of experience with large-company management and brings to his new position expertise in TQM, ISO 9002, 5S, JIT, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, and Kanban implementation. Williams’ appointment follows the July 2011 closure of 3TEX R&D/headquarters offices near Research Triangle Park, N.C. and the colocation of all administrative and control functions at the Rutherfordton site. Williams will lead the continued scale-up of high-speed industrial 3-D weaving and 3-D braiding production in 3TEX’s facility … After seven years of serving as Accudyne Systems’ VP of sales, John Melilli has launched a manufacturers’ representation firm, under the name Technology Solution Sales LLC (Collingswood, N.J.). Mellili’s goal is to provide sales and marketing of technology solutions to companies in the composites market. His company will focus on representing small- to medium-sized firms with automation, tooling or other solutions and related products. Melilli can be reached at email@example.com.